Chapter 2

Marion L. Ellard, Vietnam, Sept. 1966

MY UNIT, Co. B, 1st Bn 27th (Wolfhounds) of the 25th Infantry Division was stationed at a small place called Cu Chi, located about twenty-five miles northeast of Saigon, and near the unused Fil Hoi Rubber Plantation.

Throughout the year, from the time we set foot on Vietnamese soil around 17 January 1966, till I departed in December, we were constantly on eagle flights, ambushes, and search-and-destroy missions. We also were on daily sweeps aided by tanks, armored personnel carriers (APCs), and helicopters (HUEYs).

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